Chris McQueen (left) is leaving the Gold Coast Titans for the Tigers.
Chris McQueen (left) is leaving the Gold Coast Titans for the Tigers. DAVE HUNT

McQueen's great escape to Wests Tigers

THE Titans have been rocked by another player departure with key back-rower Chris McQueen to quit the club and accept a $1.2 million offer with the Wests Tigers.

The former Queensland Origin forward is resigned to leaving the Titans after the club refused to get into a bidding war with the Tigers for his signature.

McQueen has been mulling over his future for the past 48 hours and has decided to ink a three-year deal with the Tigers worth $400,000 a season.

Only a last-minute upgrade from the Titans will change his mind.

But the Gold Coast are unlikely to budge on their two-year, $300,000 a season offer, meaning McQueen would sacrifice $600,000 by staying on the Gold Coast.

It is another blow for the Titans, who have been beset by an injury crisis and will now lose a forward who played all 25 games for the club last season.

News Corp Australia


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